Do you remember the last time you were truly selfless and did something for someone else? Experiencing acts of kindness from strangers can often be a life-changing experience especially when you least expect to receive it. Now that we’re living through a semi-apocalyptic scenario with numerous natural disasters and a pandemic, showing kindness to one another is even more crucial as part of the human experience. To remind ourselves of the good in this world, here’s a curation of our favourite tweets that talk about acts of kindness that people have received.
Proud dad moment today. My 10yr old son saw a new kid sitting by himself. Another friend and he decided to hang out with him over lunch. He got this lovely note at the end of the day😢❤️ pic.twitter.com/b1MNgvMeK7
— Ravi Kahlon (@KahlonRav) January 14, 2021
When I was in college, I got a phone call that a friend had died. I ran to the nearest bathroom to cry. When I was done, I opened the stall to find a girl standing there, waiting. She said ‘It sounds like you’re having a bad day. Would a hug help?’ And it really did.
— dubs (@Spinderella) February 12, 2021
On #RandomActsofKindnessWeek things you can do 😊Ensure staff are OK 😊Keep in contact with staff on furlough & off sick😊Encourage staff to discuss mental health 😊Thank staff for their hard work.
Despite a smile, we don't know what is in people's head #worcestershirehour pic.twitter.com/NTJIfMUWhf
— Claire Hill (Hill HR Consultancy) (@Claire_Hill7) February 15, 2021
We have just had our patio done and my 6yo has loved going out and helping the builder, so it made his day to receive this. What an example of kindness 😊 pic.twitter.com/Wq39TU4uwL
— Steph Kemp (@steph_heathcote) July 27, 2020
— Matt Wood (@FirewoodFitness) February 16, 2021
IM BAWLING MY EYES OUT pic.twitter.com/bjGoPCMxdF
— Colyn (@colynelliott) August 29, 2020
Was traveling back from Cal with my 5 month old baby alone. She was howling and crying right before take off. I was apologetic to my immediate co-passenger. This kind gentleman said he had a little boy too and would be happy to help in any way. https://t.co/3n2bfqBD95
— Liza Saha (@LizaSaha) September 17, 2020
It's Random Acts of Kindness Day today, and I was gifted a random act of kindness prematurely yesterday – when someone I support sent me these beautiful flowers to thank me for helping her eating disorder recovery. What will be your kindness act today? #RandomActsofKindness pic.twitter.com/b8VfHipbfT
— Deborah Watson (@DeborahWatsonPR) February 17, 2021
Be nice to yourself. Stop overthinking. Stop feeding your mind negative thoughts & self doubt. Be kind to your body, gentle with your mind and patient with your heart. Stay true to your spirit, cherish your soul and never doubt yourself.
— rose ✿ (@itsrianarose) February 10, 2021
huge shoutout to the fellow parking garage patron who notified me of my flat tire, came over and looked at it, and helped me figure out what to do after having the same situation. idk who u were but thank u for being the only nice stranger and MAN i have ever met in downtown dc
— Celeste ✨ (@CeleryNewsies) February 10, 2021
I had no fewer than 3 lawyers offer to help out a relative stranger less than an hour after I sent out a request. So while it seems like my life is falling apart, I'm glad I could see that there are good people in the profession.
— Andrew Kinsey (@KinseyAndrew) February 12, 2021
A stranger smiled at me today. I then proceeded to smile at the next stranger I saw. Paying it forward (even the smallest acts like a smile ) can help change the world.
— (Sol) Searcher (@solsearcher365) February 15, 2021
Good Morning! #RandomActsofKindnessWeek Kratu loves being kind. Thinking what we can do, we can take some food to my mum. Kratu always makes her smile. Contact with a living being especially one full of love like Kratu is special. What can you do this week? #BeKind #dogs 🙏🐶💖 pic.twitter.com/lr70stdQnx
— KRATU (@Kraturescuedog) February 16, 2021
Thank you to the pupils and teachers at Oak Green Primary School in Aylesbury for their kind and thoughtful gifts. A home made card, flower and sweets for each resident at Icknield Court. The smiles say it all. ☺️❤️🌹 #kindness pic.twitter.com/pTnIzdFQH5
— The Fremantle Trust (@FremantleTrust) February 15, 2021
I'm walking to the train a few minutes ago and a woman walked right up to me and gave me a tight hug and whispered quickly, "please act like you know me 3 guys are following me for a while" I played along then walked her 3 blocks home. What an experience for the both of us.
— 👑 Black Professor 👑 (@WonderKing82) February 8, 2020
My good deed usually revolves around letting someone get in front of me while waiting to be checked out at the register. Regardless of how many items she has. It’s not much but it’s something
— Bass Player (@milhaus64) February 16, 2021
Also read: Five Simple Ways to Show Your Gratitude